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      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        As it stands, the code currently replaces sequences of two dashes with a single em dash, context notwithstanding; so text like this:

        Em dashes don’t take spaces either side—they’re like this.

        …would be converted to..:

        Em dashes don’t take spaces either side—they’re like this.

        …but text like this..:

        Em dashes don’t take spaces either side — they’re like this.

        …gets turned into..:

        Em dashes don’t take spaces either side — they’re like this.

        This is arguably a good idea, since it will respect whatever convention – correct or not – the user decides to follow. However, it will also dramatically mangle odd situations like this:

        -——————————————————————————
        | I am boxed text! That’s like boxed wine, but cooler. |
        -——————————————————————————

        …which becomes this kind of horrorshow..:

        ———————————————————————————-
        | I am boxed text! That’s like boxed wine, but cooler. |
        ———————————————————————————-

        …and pidgin ASCII Morse code..:

        - .— .- ……

        Mekki MacAulayAdminMekki MacAulay (Admin, cleantext) shared this idea  · 

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